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Roomrunner and Dope Body Move To Own Baltimore Rock in 2012 with New Releases

May 18, 2012
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Roomrunner and Dope Body Move To Own Baltimore Rock in 2012 with New Releases

Barely a minute and a half into “Road Dog,” the second track on Dope Body’s Drag City debut Natural History, and guitarist Zachary Utz has already unleashed a handful of different guitar sounds. There’s the squelching scratches that mark the opening chug of the song’s first 30 or so seconds. There’s the zig-zag streaks...
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Animal Collective Releases Two New Songs, New Interactive Website

May 9, 2012
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Animal Collective Releases Two New Songs, New Interactive Website

Nearly a year ago, before a headlining gig at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Dave Portner and Brian Weitz of Animal Collective, the hugely successful indie band that first cut its teeth in Baltimore County, described their new material sounding like an alien band sampling material from Earth, such as radio signals beamed into space. On...
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Stream the New Beach House Record Right Now for Free

May 9, 2012
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Stream the New Beach House Record Right Now for Free

On Sunday night, the fine folks at National Public Radio uploaded a free stream of Beach House’s Bloom, the local duo’s fourth album and its first since the breakthrough success of 2010’s Teen Dream. A first listen reveals an album that feels like a natural extension of Teen Dream, with tightly layered keys, guitar,...
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Brown F.I.S.H.’s OOH Launches a New Alias and a Weekly Event

May 9, 2012
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Brown F.I.S.H.’s OOH Launches a New Alias and a Weekly Event

Last year I interviewed OOH, longtime frontman of the veteran Baltimore hip-hop band Brown F.I.S.H., about the launch of his solo career and his plans at the time to release both an EP, The Big 7, and a mixtape, The King of Pops. What he didn’t mention at the time, though, was that he’d...
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